Coventry & Warwickshire Places
The term ‘Place’ refers to areas covering populations of around 250,000 to 500,000 people where partnerships of health and care organisations in a town or district – including local government, NHS providers, VCSE organisations, social care providers and others – come together to join up the planning and delivery of services, redesign care pathways, engage with local communities and address health inequalities and the social and economic determinants of health. Often Places are determined by local authority boundaries.
Breaking our region down into Places is vital in achieving our aims as an Integrated Care System (ICS). We recognise that no two areas in Coventry and Warwickshire are the same, so the existence of Place-based partnerships means that the individual needs and different challenges of different areas can be properly addressed.
Place-based partnerships aim to make more effective use of the combined resources available within a local area and their key functions align with our ICS aims to 1) improve outcomes in population health and health care, 2) tackle inequalities in outcomes, experience and access to services, 3) enhance productivity and value for money, and 4) help the NHS support broader social and economic development. You can find out more about this in our Integrated Care Strategy.
Coventry and Warwickshire’s Places are Coventry, Warwickshire North, South Warwickshire and Rugby and they each have different priorities. For example, the primary areas of priority for Coventry Place are frailty, mental health, MSK and demand management. Whereas for Warwickshire North, the priorities are to better optimise patient pathways, support Place level resilience in periods of surge pressure, deliver the priorities in the Long Term Plan and the system clinical strategy.
Find out more about the individual priorities and the great work going on in our Places by using the left-hand navigation menu or clicking on the areas of the map below.